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RAID Partition

By info ·
Can you partition a RAID 5 array? 1 Partition for the OS and 1 for data? I was under the impression that after you convert a disk to dynamic you cannot partition that drive because it sees it as volume instead of a partition?

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Partitioning

by p.j.hutchison In reply to RAID Partition

Yes, you can parition RAID 5 into different volumes so you can seperate your data and OS.

RAID 5 volumes cannot be mirrored or extended like other disk types.

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partitioning RAID 5

by info In reply to Partitioning

Thanks for the Reply. So I would still convert the disks to dynamic? And then be able to partition them afterwards?

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Dynamic disks

by p.j.hutchison In reply to partitioning RAID 5

Yes, you should still be able to partition disks in dynamic disk mode.

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Dynamic Disks

by info In reply to Dynamic disks

Thanks for the info...

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Big mistake

by power zhu In reply to Dynamic disks

You cannot partition dynamic RAID5, in fact you cannot expand system/boot volume, stripped/Mirror volume, you can only expand a non-system simple volume or spanned volume, it is troublesome, this article may help you http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/resize-dynamic-disk.htm

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RAID partition software

by longtail In reply to RAID Partition

Yes, after you convert basic to disk, no software can repartition the dynamic volume again, but to resize the RAID 5 on basic disk, it is very easy, see http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/resize-raid-5.htm

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